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Trump to SCOTUS: Void Financial Records Subpoena

President asks Supreme Court to void House subpoena
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 5, 2019 3:30 PM CST
President Donald Trump arrives on Air Force One on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., following a trip to the NATO Summit in England.   (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

(Newser) – President Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to void a subpoena from the House of Representatives that seeks the president's financial records from his accounting firm, the AP reports. The justices already have shielded the documents from being turned over while they consider whether to hear Trump's case and his separate appeal of a court order that requires the same accounting firm, Mazars USA, to give his tax returns to the Manhattan District Attorney. The court could say as early as mid-December whether it will hear and decide the cases by the end of June.

Yet another case involving House subpoenas for Trump's records from New York banks also is headed for the Supreme Court, and the justices are likely to prevent the handover of any documents for the time being. The two court cases involving House subpoenas are distinct from the ongoing impeachment inquiry.

(Read more Trump tax return stories.)

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